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Welcome to Practicing Anthropology

Thank you for visiting the Practicing Anthropology blog. This is an interactive space for anthropologists, the people we work with, and others, where we encourage communication, comments, resource sharing and collaboration. This blog serves as a companion to the journal Practicing Anthropology. See our instructions for authors to find out how to submit your work… Continue reading Welcome to Practicing Anthropology

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Keeping the Ball Rolling: Campus-Community Partnerships for Disaster Preparedness During COVID-19

This post accompanies three pieces in the current issue of Practicing Anthropology that describe a campus-community partnership between Japantown Prepared (a community based organization) and San José State University. Check out the Fall 2021 issue to read more! By Gabbie Fall Japantown Prepared is a community-based disaster preparedness organization and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)… Continue reading Keeping the Ball Rolling: Campus-Community Partnerships for Disaster Preparedness During COVID-19

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Fall issue on the way: Anthropology in the Moment

As we enter the final season of what has been another year of highs and lows, we are excited to share with you the Fall 2021 issue of Practicing Anthropology (available in October). This issue's authors reflect on the past and offer insight into what is to come. Below, we’ve pulled together a selection of… Continue reading Fall issue on the way: Anthropology in the Moment

Current Issue

An Interview with Anuli Akanegbu about Podcasting and BLACK IRLTM in the summer issue of Practicing Anthropology

Check out this interview in our summer issue with anthropology PhD student and podcaster Anuli Akanegbu. You will definitely want to listen to Anuli's podcast and read about the podcasting process. Anuli also provides podcasting training sessions on a consulting basis. About the podcast and the project from the summer issue of Practicing Anthropology BLK IRLTM website… Continue reading An Interview with Anuli Akanegbu about Podcasting and BLACK IRLTM in the summer issue of Practicing Anthropology

Current Issue

Check out the wonderful work of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Beaders featured in the current summer issue of Practicing Anthropology

Creating a Zoom Community: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Beaders Inspire Each Other to Make Art during the Pandemicby Gwendolyn Saul The pandemic halted conferences and meetings in person, including the annual gathering of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) beadworkers at the International Iroquois Beadwork Conference. The group began gathering online via zoom to catch up with each other, share completed… Continue reading Check out the wonderful work of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Beaders featured in the current summer issue of Practicing Anthropology

Upcoming Issue

AYA – Your Fitness Journey

AYA Walking Characters When have you considered the link of fitness and cultural narrative? In the fitness app AYA, that is exactly what you will find. AYA is an app that utilizes cultural narrative of the Chickasaw Nation with its rich history, language, prayer, and stories of their powerful journey. Each journey will encourage participants… Continue reading AYA – Your Fitness Journey

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Opportunity to Participate in the NAPA Ethics Survey!

Are you a professional, practicing, and/or applied anthropologist?! If so, the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) wants to hear from you! We are trying to learn about the general ethics-related issues and questions that come up in PPA anthropologists’ work. What kind of training prepared you for what you experience? What resources… Continue reading Opportunity to Participate in the NAPA Ethics Survey!

Current Issue, Upcoming Issue

Spring issue is coming: Illustrating Mechanisms of Practice

Hello, everyone. We are excited to bring you the forthcoming spring issue of Practicing Anthropology. To welcome you to this issue we bring you images from Dr. Kerry Thompson and Ryan T. Wilson in Leupp, Arizona with the image pictured here: "Thompson/Wilson Hooghan Under Construction." From the introduction: These images depict a fabulously satisfying symmetry.… Continue reading Spring issue is coming: Illustrating Mechanisms of Practice

Upcoming Issue

Take a look at the work of Ryan I. Logan in Practicing Anthropology’s upcoming issue where he analyzes how faith-based activism cultivated relationships among the membership of a grassroots organization and served as a means to provide a foundation to appeal to political leaders!

Assessing the Dimensions of Faith-Based Activism, Structural Vulnerability, and the Failed Comprehensive Immigration Reform of 2013 By: Ryan I. Logan, PhD, MPH My article entitled “La Fe en Acción: Faith-Based Activism, Immigration Reform, and Structural Vulnerability” explores how the leadership of a grassroots, social justice organization in Indianapolis called the Campaign for Citizenship Indiana (CCI,… Continue reading Take a look at the work of Ryan I. Logan in Practicing Anthropology’s upcoming issue where he analyzes how faith-based activism cultivated relationships among the membership of a grassroots organization and served as a means to provide a foundation to appeal to political leaders!